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Long layover at Newark- How do I go into Manhattan?

Long layover at Newark- How do I go into Manhattan?

Old Nov 22nd, 2005, 02:24 PM
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Long layover at Newark- How do I go into Manhattan?

I'm flying into Newark on Monday and have a seven hour layover- 1:05pm to 8:50pm

Someone earlier sugested that I can take a train into Manhattan for about $14, but I cna't find the thread.

Can anyone give me the specifics? Where is the train? What is it called? How long does it take, etc? I'd love to meet someone for a late lunch, but don't want to miss my flight!

Thanks, Lucy
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Old Nov 22nd, 2005, 02:30 PM
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Take the monorail to the NJTransit station. There you buy a ticket for New York-Penn Station, not to be confused with Newark-Penn Station, which is the first stop. It's either 2 or 3 stops (depending if the train you get on stops at Secaucus), and is about 20 minutes.
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Old Nov 23rd, 2005, 07:17 AM
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From Penn Station, you can take a subway to just about anywhere in Manhattan, including museums or midtown shopping. Check the MTA website for maps.
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Old Nov 23rd, 2005, 08:01 AM
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www.mta.info
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Old Nov 23rd, 2005, 06:16 PM
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The train/monorail is called Airtrain.

From your gate, follow signs to Airtrain (quick walk in terminal - should be right by security) and take the Airtrain to the NJ Transit Newark Airport station (free ride between airport and station).

At the NJ Transit Newark Airport station, purchase a ticket into New York Penn Station. Adult tickets are $14 one-way and the ride takes about 20-30 min.

The train schedule is at www.njtransit.com - click on train schedules/station to station/pick departing line 'northeast corridor' and departing station 'newark airport', arriving line 'northeast corridor' and arriving station 'new york penn station' for a 'weekday'.

Have a nice visit!
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Old Nov 23rd, 2005, 06:21 PM
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Thanks so much!
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Old Nov 23rd, 2005, 10:17 PM
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FYI, when you get to the train station at the airport there are two options - NJ Transit or Amtrak. Both serve the same route, NJ transit is cheaper. Same thing applies on the return from Penn Station. You can purchase tickets from a machine using a credit card.
Oh, yes, and don't be confused - the first stop from the airport is Newark Penn Station, but you want to stay on board until New York Penn Station.
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Old Nov 24th, 2005, 04:32 AM
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There's also a bus into Manhattan for about the same price. It's Newark Liberty Airport bus and goes to Port Authority bus terminal (42 st & 8th ave.) Here's the website with all the transport options

http://www.panynj.gov/aviation/egtsfram.htm

Have you figured out what to do with your luggage?
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Old Nov 24th, 2005, 05:49 AM
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I've already commented on lcuy's other thread, but since there's some interest here, let me add one thing:

On the way back, one can save money on the train by buying a ticket to North Elizabeth or Elizabeth ($5), and then get off at Newark International Airport. Pay another $5 to ride the SkyTrain, for $10 total. Save $4.

NJTransit is very frequent. No reason for taking AMTRAK at all.
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Old Nov 24th, 2005, 01:11 PM
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My luggage will be checked thru from Honolulu all the way to New Delhi, so thats not a problem luckily!

And I like the idea of saving $4.. Hate to waste!
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